Ten of the sweetest things in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills has long been recognised as a renowned culinary destination, from five star gourmet dinners and charming bistros, to some of the world’s most luxury and unique sweet shops.
From Champagne Gummy Bears to a cupcake ATM which dispenses freshly baked goodies 24 hours a day, Beverly Hills is the perfect destination for sweet toothed fanatics.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills – Best for Dessert Tasting Menu
Celebrating the intersection of art and taste, The Peninsula Beverly Hills has created a magnificent, multi-course dessert tasting experience. The seasonal offering features seven of award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Stephanie Boswell’s inventive and visually striking creations, all on one tempting menu.
The sweet-centric occasion brings together a selection of Chef Boswell’s indulgent confections from around the property, including decadent Club Bar favourites, such as the Baileys Cheesecake, and show-stopping Belvedere delights, such as the stunning Coconut Terrine. Served with free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, guests are invited to indulge in the dessert experience alongside the lilting sounds of the hotel’s resident pianist, Antonio Castillo de la Gala.
Sprinkles Cupcakes & Sprinkles Ice Cream – Best for Late Night Sugar Cravings
The cupcake craze started in Beverly Hills with the first ever Sprinkles location. Home to the Cupcake ATM which dispenses freshly baked cupcakes 24 hours a day, the Red Velvet cupcake is the top seller and seasonal flavours like Key Lime in summer and Caramel Apple around Halloween are big hits as well. Rounding out Sprinkles’ empire is Sprinkles Ice Cream, located next door, which serves rich, slow-churned ice cream, sundaes, floats and the pièce de résistance: the Sprinkles Sandwich, a scoop of ice cream between two cupcake tops!
Sugarfina – Best for Gourmet Sweet Treats
Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups, featuring gourmet sweets from small artisan sweet makers around the world. Sugarfina offers a unique collection that can’t be found anywhere else, such as Gummy Bears made with Dom Pérignon Champagne and Single Malt Scotch cordials. Loved by celebrities and tastemakers, Sugarfina sweets are beautifully packaged and presented, perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.
Sugarfina can also be found within top French restaurant Avec Nous at the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Guests are offered a selection of regional champagne alongside a vast selection of treats from the hotel’s own Sugarfina candy cart.
Chaumont Bakery & Café – Best for French Bakes, State Side
Two former Parisians set up shop in Beverly Hills, bringing authentic baking standards and premier French treats to the city. In France, a bakery (boulangerie) cannot legally be called a bakery if the baker is freezing or otherwise storing raw or par-cooked dough before baking it. This regulation does not exist in Beverly Hills, but Chaumont is sticking with their homeland’s tradition and only baking freshly proofed dough each morning at 3 a.m. Their hard work has paid off with celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre calling Chaumont’s croissants the best he has had in all of the country! The offerings at Chaumont are as much a treat to the palette as they are to the eyes with colourful, handcrafted pastries lining their display case.
Bouchon Bakery – Best for the Unique Kouign-amann
Renowned chef Thomas Keller has recreated the delight of the Paris bakery in Beverly Hills with Bouchon Bakery. Located just below Bouchon Bistro near Beverly Canon Gardens, the shop offers classic Parisian delicacies including macarons, croissants, tarts, baguettes and even quiches. Each Bouchon Bakery has a signature pastry exclusive to that location. In Beverly Hills, they’re lucky to have the sweet and buttery Kouign-amann.
Edelweiss Chocolates – A Favourite for Over 70 Years
Edelweiss Chocolates has been a Beverly Hills tradition since 1942. Their discerning clientele include some of the most recognised names in the world from presidents or princes, to pro-ducers, entertainers, sports figures, and, of course, serious chocolate lovers everywhere.
Expert chocolatiers at Edelweiss use only the world’s finest and freshest ingredients – fresh sweet cream and butter, imported fruit and colossal nuts roasted in the Edelweiss kitchen, luxuriously enveloped in unforgettable, delectably rich chocolate. All chocolate creations are designed and handmade in their Beverly Hills factory on-site.
Ladurée Beverly Hills – Best for The Passionfruit Macaron
Famed Parisian tea room and bakery Ladurée — a must-stop-shop for anyone visiting the French Capital for its heavenly macarons – arrived in Beverly Hills in January 2017. Visitors can indulge in a limited-edition mini trunk and pink iridescent Champagne and red fruit-flavoured macaron created to celebrate Jimmy Choo’s 20th anniversary. With their heavenly flavours of fleur d’oranger and rose petal, these iconic macarons were warmly welcomed after a long-awaited opening! As with its other locations, Ladurée offers an exclusive macaron flavour for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, passionfruit.
Le Mervetty Beverly Hills – Best for Show Stopper Milkshakes
Le Mervetty are experts in cream-filled, meringue-based puffs, also known as merveilleux. In five flavours like Nutella and Speculoos, these charming cream puffs are covered with things like shaved chocolate and crushed pralines and come in a variety of sizes. Le Mervetty are also known for their show stopper milkshakes; topped with edible treats like cookies, cream and brownies, these creations are nothing short of magnificent!
teuscher chocolates & café – The Best Truffles in Town
Far from its humble origins, the Teuscher name has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s finest chocolatiers and earned accolades from publications, connoisseurs and custom-ers alike. Known for their award-winning truffles, Teuscher uses the finest Swiss chocolate filled with surprising ganaches and prailines, putting them into a category above all the rest.
Diane Krön Chocolatier – Jacqueline Kennedy’s Favourite Chocolates
In the 1970’s, Diane & Tom Krön created a sensation with the chocolate-covered strawberry, the inventiveness of their moulded products, and most of all, the quality of their chocolate.
Krön soon became a national brand and a status symbol. Among their many devoted customers were Andy Warhol, Katherine Hepburn, Henry Ford, Estee Lauder and personal chocolate maker to Jacqueline Kennedy. In 2000, Diane opened K Chocolatier on S. Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Walking Tour – The Sweetest Walk of Your Life
There is no better way to see the city of Beverly Hills than a walking tour, especially when it consists of some of the finest chocolate, pastries and ice cream in the world. Enjoy a sampling of the most delectable sweets at some of the most renowned establishments. Tour stops include Le Mervetty, Edelweiss Chocolates, Sugarfina and more! Please find the full walking tour itinerary and map here.
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